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Figure 2. Diver attempting to locate mooring under ice. (Photo credit: Daniel Fatnes of the Norwegian Coast Guard)

The Value of Friends in “High-Latitude” Places

importance of ONR having a global presence—its ONR Global Command maintains a physical presence on five continents.  BackgroundThe Norwegian component of CAATEX is led by Nansen Environmental Research Center (NERSC) in Bergen, while the U.S. component is headed up by Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) in San Diego. SIO was responsible for three moorings in the Beaufort Sea, while NERSC had responsibility for three moorings in the Nansen Basin, a deep-water basin North of Svalbard.  These six moorings form an acoustic network that synoptically measures mean ocean temperature across

Dr. Alan Leonardi

Consortium for Ocean Leadership Names Leonardi as President and CEO

;His experience bringing together people from different sectors to advance our ocean understanding is critical, not only to the work of our consortium, but for the greater good of our ocean planet.”  Dr. Leonardi brings a wealth of expertise to COL, from his background in meteorology and oceanography to his leadership in developing partnerships to advance ocean knowledge—which is especially important for this consortium. Over the last 18 years, he has held several positions at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where he is currently the director of the Office

For me personally, it was the first project that I've worked with gliders. As a biologist, it was a lot of fun, but also the partnerships made and the opportunities provided to students has been amazing. They've been able to work with this technology. They've learned a lot about chemistry just through working with the sensor. So it iss providing a lot of STEM education to our graduate and our undergraduate students. Photo Courtesy Rutgers University/Grace Saba

INTERVIEW: Rutgers University Uses Slocum Glider for Ocean Acidification Study

the pH sensor hadn't been developed to be able to withstand changes in pressure – going from surface to the bottom – which is what the gliders do when they're profiling. So what was the solution?It was a collaborative research with Sea-Bird Scientific, MBARI, Scripps Institute of Oceanography and Honeywell to develop pH sensors able to withstand the pressure changes. They started testing them on the Argo Profiling Floats, and once they were successfully tested on those floats, I knew it was time that we could possibly try to use them on a glider. I reached out to Seabird Scientific

Frank Morneau, former Commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command (NECC) has joined ThayerMahan, Inc. as Special Advisor for unexploded ordnance (UXO) and munitions and explosives of concern (MEC).

Morneau Joins ThayerMahan to advise on UXO, MEC

Forces (TASK FORCE 56) throughout the Arabian Gulf, Iraq, and Afghanistan; and global Commander of the 20,000 Sailors and 138 commands comprising the Navy’s Expeditionary Combat Forces. While in command, his units received numerous commendations for assigned missions.Morneau earned a B.S. in Oceanography from the US Naval Academy and an M.A. in National Security Strategy from the National War College

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A Net-zero Future Depends on the Ocean’s Ability to Absorb Carbon

, natural and social sciences. It is time for the research community to step up in their support.The authorsAnya M. Waite is CEO and scientific director of Ocean Frontier Institute, and a professor and associate VP research at Dalhousie University.Brad deYoung is a Robert Bartlett professor of oceanography at the Memorial University of Newfoundland.Chris Milley is an adjunct professor of marine affairs at Dalhousie University.Ian G. Stewart is an associate professor of humanities at University of King's College.(Source: The Conversation

Canada's Ocean SuperCluster Invests in Collaboration

from Canada's Ocean Supercluster’s Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program (AOSP) for a new project that will develop integrated ocean sensors for autonomous ocean platforms in collaboration with Canada's Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and Dalhousie University's Department of Oceanography (DAL).The Advancing Smart Integrated Ocean Sensors for Autonomous Platforms Project focuses on developing new sensor technologies aimed initially at the Biogeochemical (BGC) Argo program with the objectives of improving sensor stability and reducing power requirements and cost per profile. 

Two gliders were deployed near the A-68a iceberg near South Georgia. (Photo: Povl Abrahamsen / BAS)

Gliders Probe Huge Iceberg's Impact on Penguin Island's Ecosystem

areas of the seabed,” he said. “They could become lodged in bays or obstruct routes of penguins out to their feeding grounds.”The science and engineering team are on the RRS James Cook operated by NOC. (Photo: Povl Abrahamsen / BAS)Scientists with the BAS and Britain’s National Oceanography Center said they were launching two 1.5-meter-long submersible gliders to gather evidence of how the freshwater melting off the ice is affecting the surrounding seawater.The battery-powered robots will measure water salinity, temperature and chlorophyll content, periodically popping out of the

Senior Chief Mineman Abraham Garcia (left) and Aerographer's Mate 1st Class Joshua Gaskill, members of the Knifefish Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) test team, man tending lines during crane operations as part of an operational test conducted by members from Operational Test and Evaluation Force (OPTEVFOR). Knifefish is a medium-class mine countermeasure UUV designed for deployment off the Littoral Combat Ship. OPTEVFOR is the Navy’s sole test and evaluation organization for surface, air, and un

Subsea Defense: Navy Deepens Commitment to Underwater Vehicles

profiling, magnetic sensing, and high resolution still camera observation. The 23-foot AUV can operate in autonomous, supervised and trajectory modes.  It has an endurance of 50-hours-plus and can dive to 20,000 feet.  It can be deployed by any vessel of opportunity.GlidersThe Naval Oceanography Enterprise provides warfighters with unique oceanographic products for operational and tactical decision making, and has been using underwater vehicles, including underwater buoyancy gliders, for many years.  Gliders can be deployed from shore-based facilities as well as ships of opportunity

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Ireland’s New Research Vessel to Be Named Tom Crean

with funding provided by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine approved by the Government of Ireland. Once in operation, it will replace the 31-meter RV Celtic Voyager, carrying out marine research activities such as fisheries and climate change related research, seabed mapping and oceanography.The new research vessel will be a modern, multipurpose, silent vessel, capable of operating in the Irish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). The new vessel will be able to go to sea for at least 21 days at a time and will be designed to operate in harsh sea conditions. Based in Galway, the vessel will

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